Give Feedback: Census Bureau Considering Dropping Ancestry Question
The Census Bureau has a Federal Register Notice due on April 7 for authorization for revisions to the American Community Survey. The addition of White and Black or African American write-in lines in the race question led the Census Bureau to research redundancies between data collected from the improved race question and the ancestry question. Findings from this research may lead the Census Bureau to recommend the removal of the ancestry question from the American Community Survey.
This revision has implications for many users of the American Community Survey. If you have concerns that you’d like to share with decision-makers, please consider writing a letter in response to this notice by April 7, 2023.
Early Registration Now Open: 2023 APDU Annual Conference
July 25 – 26, 2023
Amazon Skills Center, 1550-G Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
Registration is now open for the early bird rates for the 2023 APDU Annual Conference. There are a limited number of seats so get registered early!
Public data doesn’t need to just refer to the federal statistical system: there is a universe of publicly available data coming from a variety of sources including state and local governments and nonprofits. There is an opportunity to unlock the value of public data by examining its multidimensionality across federal, state, and local levels. Come to APDU’s 2023 Annual Conference to explore this expanding universe of public data!
The Massive Data Institute at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy recently hosted a Green Space Data Challenge, which provided participants with an opportunity to create or improve indicators involving green space to better understand and measure community impact. Each project was evaluated by expert judges from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), USDA-Forest Service, Urban Health Collaborative at Drexel University, and the Spatial Analysis Lab at the University of Vermont. Winning efforts will be announced in late March and will share their work with APDU.